A car's engine will tell you if it needs a tune-up by the way it acts or sounds. For instance, if the engine misfires, hesitates, stalls, gets poor mileage or doesn't want to start, you'll want to bring your car to AA Auto Tech for an inspection and an engine tune-up. With proper maintenance, your engine will operate in peak performance mile after mile.
Symptoms That Show Your Car Needs a Tune-Up
1. The Engine Misfires
Worn out or damaged spark plugs are what cause an engine to misfire. If the plugs do not spark when you turn the engine, a piston will not fire. Whether it's one piston or multiple pistons, it can greatly affect the engine's performance.
2. Dirty Engine Filter
We should replace your old filter according to the manufacturer specifications. A clogged or dirty filter can affect the fuel economy and increase your spending on fuel. It can also hinder the vehicle's ability to accelerate at a normal rate.
3. Engine Deposits
Low-quality or contaminated gasoline is the number one reason that deposits settle in the tank. We can treat your gasoline with a fuel-cleaning system or an additive that goes into the gas tank.
4. Check Engine Light
A flaw in the emissions control system is what usually triggers the check engine light. Regardless of what causes it, if you see the light on, you should visit our auto repair service center immediately. We can hook the car's computer up to our diagnostic system to pinpoint the problem.
5. Worn Out Oxygen Sensor & valves
An oxygen sensor can last for at least 90,000 miles in most vehicles. Once it goes out, it can affect the car's fuel economy. If the sensor is still in good shape, the engine valves or piston rings could be worn out. If so, your engine needs more extensive repair.
What Does a Tune-Up Include?
Our technicians offer a well-rounded tune-up for your vehicle. It includes most or all of the following (depending on the condition of your vehicle):
● Check spark plugs condition
● Test spark plug performance and spark color
● Check spark plug wires condition
● Check the fuel filter to make sure it isn’t clogged or dirty
● Check the engine’s fuel pump
● Inspect the engine’s fuel injectors and dirt buildup
● Adjust the engine timing and idle
● Check for clogged or leaking PCV valve
● Inspect the vehicle’s points and condenser
Schedule a Tune-Up Today
If your vehicle is not performing as well as it should, bring it to AA Auto Tech for a complete inspection and engine tune-up. Our ASE Certified car mechanics can work on all types of foreign or domestic SUVs, sedans, sports cars, and trucks. Our service extends to car owners in Hastings, Minnesota and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area. To schedule a tune-up today, contact us at 651-437-2218, or you can message us on our contact page.